Programs

Photo: Alec Janis

Virtual and in-person options available! This list is updated as new programs take shape, so check back often. All educational programs can be made into concerts, and I’m happy to combine any and all of the below into a custom concert for your group/event. Just ask!

I’d be honored to lend my voice to your wedding, bridal shower, handfasting, baby shower, christening, Wiccaning, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, Confirmation, First Communion, graduation, birthday party, celebration of life, funeral, wake, grand opening, or special event — click the button below to get in touch.

Please Note: I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and will be following official health and safety guidance at all in-person events. Vax proof provided on request.

Water Bound: Shore Songs, Chanties and More
A program of songs about those who live and work on seas, rivers and bays the world over, what happens to them out there, and the loved ones waiting and wondering about it on shore.  Listen to their stories, lend your voice on the choruses, and learn a few shipboard work songs – and what they were used for — along the way.

Traditional Ballads Beyond the Long, Slow, Sad, Solo Story Song
Ballads often conjure the picture of someone singing a long, slow song about the perils and woes of life and loss.  While many story songs fit that bill, all you really need for a ballad is a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Come hear (and sing!) some traditional ballads that fit the definition while defying the stereotype, and learn a bit about this song style while we’re at it.

The Magic of Music and Meter: Poetry and Song
Celebrate National Poetry Month or simply spend some time soaking in the words of some of my favorite wordsmiths set to music. W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, Kipling, E.L. Blanchard, and more come together in this program to wrap us in beauty, powerful reminders, and a laugh or two.

Old Songs For Young Humans: Game Songs & Lullabies
An all-ages program for children, guardians, and families of all kinds!  Sing a few traditional children’s rhymes and game songs, and then hear a lullaby or two as you settle down after our fun!

A Garden of Sound
A program of traditional and trad-adjacent folk songs that contemplate and celebrate the natural world, as well as the creatures that inhabit it.

Ballads of Joy
A program of story songs in the English, Scots and Canadian traditions that celebrate life’s joyful moments, good surprises, and romance gone right.

Love Songs Beyond the Bawdy & Romantic
For every old song that chronicles swooning romance or the excitements of lust, there’s one in or alongside tradition that celebrates love of another kind – between family members, colleagues, friends, a craftsperson and their work, and more. Gather ‘round and sing along with some of my favorites, culled from various folk traditions and a few tradition-steeped folk songwriters of today.

Photo: Suzanne Mrozak